Raised in New Orleans in a house full of art and artists. His earliest creative influences were his mother Janeth Murray and aunt Lynne Gleason – both successful artists. Part of the creative gumbo was his grandmother Sculptor Rai Murray. A music filled studio, the smell of fresh paint and piles of paintings to name are fond memories of the time at home.
For five years Brian split his time between New Orleans and San Francisco. After a few years in the city he moved to the eclectic houseboat community in Sausalito. He now lives with his wife in Marin County and is grateful to have more time in the studio.
Brian’s work is based on the abstraction of landscapes, architectural elements and the impact of man on the natural world. Brian was influenced not only by an unconstrained culture and the rhythmic motions of blues and jazz of New Orleans, but also an environment where hurricanes could change or destroy everything in minutes.
Brian cuts and manipulates giant sheets of acrylic paint to create the sculptural texture of his pieces. The constant change of light and shadow alters the color and pattern of his creations, breathing life into them.
Previo... READ MORE